ACS PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION HAPPENINGS

A look back at the 2001-2002 School Year by Anne Barrett v To reward students for showing good behavior, kindness, and citizenship, we provided the teachers with “Good Egg Awards” redeemable at the school store. v We financed the ACS Faculty Association’s Fund for Academic Achievement. v With community support, we organized an Easter Egg…

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – November 2002

by John M. Burkhart Superintendent of Schools Happy Thanksgiving! During the month of November we not only give thanks for all that we have but also for all that our Veterans have sacrificed for us. Mark your calendar as school is closed in honor of Veterans Day on November 11th and for Thanksgiving Vacation on…

ARTISAN PATHS IN ANDES

by Alan Galowitz Our Artisan Paths show was only slightly dampened by the threat of rain. At The Painted Cow, headquarters for the affair, Pat Matakas was working magic with her artificial flowers. How wrong I was to consider artificial flowers tacky. Pat makes their creation into an art. She gathers her flowers at the…

READING JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT

by Wilma Mazo Who says fairy tales are only for children! I just read one, and I assure you, that Colleen McCullough’s book The Ladies of Missalonghi (spelled with an “a”, the old fashioned way, and not with an “o”) is not for children. Yet, it has all the characteristics of a true fairy tale:…

LIBRARY NOTES – November 2002

by Gloria Carlson The Andes Library is now bursting with the recent arrival of four hundred books and a hefty collection of audio- tapes. Both collections are on revolving loans from the Four County Library System. Also available for loan, are the library’s own collection of video -tapes. So, as the days grow shorter and…

THE DREAM ABOUT SPAGHETTI

by Julie McCollister My son and I are walking along the beach; I am talking about the waves, how they curl in on themselves, boil up with foam. He asks what’s for supper. Thinking of bluefish baptized in lemon juice, or lobster dipped in butter, or steamers so succulent opening their shells with a sigh,…